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2nd culture and health seminar.

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23-26 / september

on YouTube of Soy Loco

Based on present issues in the collection from the Museu de Arte Osório César, which has more than 8,000 works produced at Juquery's Psychiatric Hospital, the 2nd Seminar of Culture and Health will bring debates, lectures and artistic presentations with the aim of promoting and bringing together artistic initiatives and medical institutions that work at the confluence of art and mental health care. This year it takes place from September 23rd to 26th, 2020, as part of the program of the 3rd Soy Loco Por Ti Juquery. To follow the recommendations for social distance, it will be carried out and transmitted over the internet, promoting the connection of Brazilian, North American and Swiss experiences, with simultaneous translation into English and Portuguese.

Kaira Marie Cabañas (USA) shares her research on how art produced in asylum contexts was important for the strengthening of art institutions and Brazilian modern art itself. Talking about philosophies of care, representatives of the Juquery Hospital Complex, the Museum of Images of the Unconscious and the Living Museum (USA-Switzerland) present their initiatives. Raquel Fernandes, director of the Bispo do Rosário Contemporary Art Museum, will share the museum's initiatives. Artists who develop their aesthetic research in connection with mental health themes will compose two tables to exchange experiences, culminating in the exhibition of the film “Incomuns”, by Isabela Valent, which portrays inclusive initiatives in the city of São Paulo. Finally, we will have a day dedicated to reflections on life in isolation, with the participation of Paulo Amarante, Pier Paolo Pizzolato, Silvana Jeha, João Queiroz and Abel Luiz. In between the tables, we will have performances by artists and a live participation of the Living Session Band, from the Living Museum (Switzerland).

The seminar is an initiative of the City Hall of Franco da Rocha, sponsored by the Osório César Art Museum, in partnership with the 3rd Soy Loco Por Ti Juquery and the Goethe-Institut.


18:00 Psychiatric modernism: An art history of Juquery , with Kaira M. Cabañas, Florida (USA).

The conference analyzes how modern art in Brazil developed in dialogue with the creative work of psychiatric patients and discusses this story from an international perspective, placing it in relation to the concept of art brut by French artist Jean Dubuffet and his search for the type of art that fits under this concept. Cabañas highlights how the art of patients was placed at the service of the discourse of modern art, revealing the discontinuities of artistic and exhibition strategies between Brazil and France, relevant to rethinking the recent return to art brut (ie, outsider art) in the context of contemporary art.


Kaira M. Cabañas is a professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is the author of The Myth of Nouveau Réalisme: Art and the Performative in Postwar France (2013), Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant -Garde [Off-screen cinema: Isidore Isou and the lyricist vanguard] (2014), and Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary

Art [Learning from madness: Brazilian modernism and contemporary art] (2018). In 2012, she curated (and organized the catalog) the exhibition Specters of Artaud: Language and the Arts in the 1950s [Artaud Spectra: language and the arts in the 1950s] at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid. He is currently organizing the book by artist and therapist Lula Wanderley, In the silence that the words keep: Psychic suffering, the Relational Object of Lygia Clark and the passions of the body, which will be published in n-1 editions this year.

19:00 Portrait Video Display


10:00 - 10:30 Living Museum


Live improvisation with Living Session Band , Living Museum, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

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The Living Session Band is part of the Living Museum Wil and was founded under the band leader Renato Müller in the year 2010. The musicians exercise on a regular basis, developed an own music style through improvising. They became successful and are booked for different events in Wil and whole Switzerland.

Performance Live Painting with Joseph A. Gomes and Sten & Oli, Living Museum, St. Gallen (Switzerland)


Corina Schleuniger, começou a frequentar o Living Museum no início deste ano. Ela nunca criou antes porque tinha medo de não ser boa nisso- em comparação com seu filho talentoso. Assim que ela começou, ela percebeu uma arte linda e incrível peças. Não importa o que suas mãos toquem - tela, madeira, vidro - ela transforma tudo em uma obra-prima.

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Sten and oli is influenced by urban and graffity art. His work is always touching, funny, sometimes sad and full of ironie and makes you smile. He is very ambitious, his work is shown in different galleries in England, Netherlands, New York and Switzerland.

Video Exhibition: Interview Art Asylum, Dr. Alexandra von Plettenberg   Living Museum, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

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Video Exhibition Interview Art Asylum, Alexandra von Plettenberg presents the philosophy of the Living Museum, an international network of institutions that offer space, material and encouragement for psychiatric patients to develop artistic works, aiming at new possibilities for social insertion. Living Museum, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

10:30 - 12:00 TALK: Philosophies of care

Representatives of four institutions linked to mental health care talk about their artistic processes and how they can collaborate to redefine the social place of madness and psychological suffering.

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Glória Thereza Chan Arte Therapist and Pedagogue at the Museum of Images of the Unconscious (Rio de Janeiro - RJ) since 2003. Master in Visual Arts (EBA / UFRJ) and Plastic Artist. Graduated in Visual Communication (FAAP / SP), Degree in Art Education with specialization in Drawing (FEBASP) and in Pedagogy (UnG). Specialization in Art Therapy (Sedes Sapientiae / SP), with specializations in Aromatherapy, Reiki, Emotional Shiatsu, TISE (somato - emotional integration therapy), Auriculotherapy.

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Paula Karkoski, graduated in Psychology and specialist in Hospital Psychology at Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo. Neuropsychologist at the Health Psychology Studies Center and Art Therapist at the Sedes Sapientiae Institute.

She worked as a psychologist at the Physical Rehabilitation Center of Complexo Hospitalar do Juquery between 2005 and 2011; She worked as a psychologist in a health post between 2011 and 2017 at the Franco da Rocha City Hall and in a Physical Rehabilitation Center at the Mairiporã City Hall. In the years 2017 to 2018 she was Mental Health Coordinator in the Municipality of Mairiporã, assisting in the process of implementing the first Therapeutic Residential Service in the city and restructuring the CAPS AD.

She is currently the Technical Director of Health I of the Physical Rehabilitation Center of the Center for Rehabilitation and Rearing of the Hospital Complex do Juquery, coordinating a multidisciplinary team and coordinating the process of social reintegration and deinstitutionalization of the resident residents.

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Dr. Janos Marton, born in Hungary in 1949,

Janos Marton grew up in the shadow of communism and the legacy of the Holocaust. His father, a dissident economist, was taken off to prison for six years on the day his son was born. In the 1960s the Martons received political asylum in Austria and moved to Vienna, where Janos attended high school and studied psychology.

In 1976, Dr. Marton received a Ph.D. in psychology and in 1980, a M.A. in fine arts at Columbia University. He then went to work as a psychologist at Creedmoor, the largest of five state psychiatric institutions in Queens, New York.

Mr. Greczynski became the museum’s first director in 1983 because Dr. Marton convinced the heads of the clinic to hire him to establish The Living Museum. Dr. Marton took over The Living Museum in 1995. 

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Dr. Rose Ehemann, born in Germany in 1973

PhD Art Therapy at University of Cologn, Germany, MAS Culture Management in Basel, Switzerland, Teacher, Founder and Director of Ateliers-Living Museum Psychiatric Clinic Wil since 2002 and Artistic Director of Atelier-Day Centre since 2014, (Switzerland), president of the Living Museum Association (Switzerland)

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Eduardo Torre, psychologist at CAPS Open Space at Time (CAPS EAT), PhD in Public Health (Fiocruz), Professor and Researcher at the Laboratory of Studies and Research in Mental Health and Psychosocial Care (LAPS / ENSP / FIOCRUZ), Professor at the Specialization in Mental Health of the REDE SAMPA Project - Mental Health Paulistana.

19:00 Portrait Video Display

12:00 - 12:30 Living Museum


Live improvisation with Living Session Band , Living Museum, St. Gallen (Switzerland)


Performance Live Painting with Joseph A. Gomes / Sten & Oli, Living Museum, St. Gallen (Switzerland)

DAY 3: FRIDAY 9/25

15:30 - 16:00 Presentation Bispo do Rosário Museum Contemporary Art AND ITS ARTISTIC RESIDENCE PROGRAM, by Raquel Fernandes


Raquel Fernandes is general director of the Bispo do Rosário Contemporary Art Museum. Graduated in medicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and cinema from Universidade Estácio de Sá. He is a Psychiatrist and has a specialization in psychoanalysis from Universidade Santa Úrsula and an MBA in museum management from Cândido Mendes University .

16:00 Portrait Video Exhibition / Living Museum Netherlands

16:20 - 17:20 Conversation Wheel with Invited Artists: About landscapes and memories

conversation between artists about their creative processes related to mental health


Flávia Mielnink, artist and coordinator of the educational Soy Loco Por Ti Juquery. She has a degree in Art Education from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo and a postgraduate degree in Art Investigación y Creación from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. During 2017 she is residing in Flora ars + natura in Bogota, Colombia, winner of BECA AH !. Among the exhibitions he participated in were the individual architectures asleep on a vector between two cities in the MARP in Ribeirão Preto (2015); Geography of a place told by himself at the Zipper Gallery in São Paulo (2014) and the collective ones, Somewhere between the land and the house at the Oswald de Andrade cultural workshop in São Paulo (2016), 25 years of Injuve Art in the Circle Bellas Artes de Madrid (2010); VI São Paulo International Architecture Biennial (2005). 39th SARP Awards (MARP, 2014) and Injuve Young Art Award (Spain, 2008). His works are part of the collections of the Instituto de la Juventud Injuve (Spain); SESC Collection of Brazilian Art and Ribeirão Preto Art Museum. In 2016 he participated in the COMUNITARIA residence in Argentina. Since 2014, he has developed artistic intervention workshops in different locations in Brazil .

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Pedro Quintanilha, French, artist, art educator and technician in museology. He has worked in the municipality's cultural area since the 1970s. One of the curators of the long-term exhibition at the Osório Cesar Museum.

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Jessica Barbosa, is an actress, doula, resident artist at the Bispo do Rosário Museum since 2018. She became known to the general public with the film Besouro by João Daniel Thikomiroff, participated in other features, plays, musicals, TV series and soap operas. Cicatriz (2017) is his first short film in the direction. Soon as a result of his residency at the Museum, he will launch the short film Portrait, made in partnership with three other artists, and the play Em Busca de Judite, a rapisody ebó, directed by Pedro Sá Moraes. Creator and mediator of the "Interfaces: art and mental health" meeting room, available on her youtube channel.


Antonio Rosas Satílio, Antônio Rosas Satílio was born in 1963, in the city of Bauru, in the interior of São Paulo. He started to paint as a child, and throughout his life he also explored drawing and screen printing, maintaining production even during the twenty years he spent institutionalized at the Hospital Psiquiatrico do Juquery and at Fazenda São Roque. He currently lives in Franco da Rocha and maintains his studio at CAPS, where he produces realistic works inspired by Almeida Júnior, one of his greatest artistic references.

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Mediation: Arturo Gamero is an artist and writer. He graduated in Philosophy (FFLCH-USP) in 2011. In 2002 and 2004, together with Juliano Pessanha, he organized a writing workshop at CAPS Itapeva. In 2004, he participated in the documentary on literature O zero is not empty, directed by Andrea Menezes and Marcelo Masagão. He acts as a guest artist in the Acting course at SP Escola de Teatro - Training Center for Performing Arts between 2011 and 2013. In 2013 he released “Favos”, a book of his own by Editora Lumme. Develops master's research (PPGPV - ECAUSP) in 2017. In 2019, he takes on the curation of Visual Arts at Festival Soy Loco by Ti Juquery, from the collection of the Osorio Cesar Museum in Franco da Rocha. Lives and works in São Paulo.

17:20 - 17:30 Exhibition Video Portraits

17:30 - 18:30 Talk with Invited Artists: Beyond therapy

Synopsis: conversation between artists about the possibilities of change in the way society views madness and individuals in psychological distress based on artistic-cultural processes


Edmar Almeida, has a degree in Art and a postgraduate degree in artistic processes from Unijales. Born in Jales SP, lived in Vitória Brasil and now lives in Franco da Rocha in Grande SP, he has been an art educator since 2012 and is currently mentor of the Juquery Graphical project for the Franco da Rocha Cultural Workshops in the Juquery Hospital Complex. He is an artist and performer with research on the body and the fabric of matter in the world. He participated in five important artistic residencies in Brazil and two individual exhibitions. He has already exhibited at the 1st and 2nd Latin America Biennial of Printmaking, and a large printmaking exhibition in Argentina. Today he participates in the collective "in residence", with artistic residency projects contemplated by the ProaC of the State Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo in Bauru.

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Vitor Pordeus, Actor since the age of 9 and doctor since the age of 24, he is a Research Physician at the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Federal University of Minas Gerais since 2003 under the guidance of Nelson Monteiro Vaz; He was Professor and Associate Researcher in Immunology of Autoimmune Diseases financed by the Center for Autoimmune Diseases at the University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel (2005-2015) under the guidance of Yehuda Shoenfeld; He was Visiting Scientist in the immunology department of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (2006-2012) under the guidance of Irun Cohen; Graduated in Theater at Instituto Tá Na Rua for the Arts, Education and Citizenship (2007) under the guidance of Amir Haddad; founded in 2008 the TupiNago Laboratory of Art and Science, was the Coordinator-Founder of the Center for Culture, Science and Health at the Municipal Institute Nise da Silveira, former Pedro II Psychiatric Center, Engenho de Dentro, Municipal Health Secretariat - Rio de Janeiro City Hall ( 2009-2016); Founder of the DyoNises Theater (2011), Hotel and Spa da Loucura (2012) and Popular University of Art and Science (2010) in Rio de Janeiro; Guest speaker at the Advanced Seminar on Aesthetics and Psychiatry, at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University , Oxford, United Kingdom (2014); he is currently Professor of the "Art and Healing" Course, coordinated by Profa. Dr. Jaswant Guzder, from the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University, Montreal, Canada since 2015. Published in 2018 in Canada the book "Restoring the Art of Healing in a Scientific Age", available online. Winner of the Patrícia Accioly Human Rights Award conferred by the Rio de Janeiro State Magistrates Association (2017). Carioca, born and raised at COHAB de Realengo, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro as a community-based cross-cultural psychiatrist / actor.

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Helisleide Bonfim

Militant of the anti-asylum fight. Coordinator of the Papo de Mulher member and supporter of AMEA, mebro Renfa and speech community, actress of the Insênicos and Holocausto.

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Mediation: Isabela Umbuzeiro Valent, conducts and researches collaborative and community cultural actions related to artistic practices, social and health policies and populations in situations of vulnerability. She has a degree in occupational therapy, a Master in Aesthetics and Art History and a PhD student in Arts at USP. It transits between academic research, artistic creation, therapeutic accompaniment and management of cultural projects in areas of coexistence involved in the production of the common. She is a researcher at USP's Art, Body and Occupational Therapy Laboratory (PACTO). It comprises the Group of Poetic and Political Experiments of the Sensitive (GEPPS) and the Rede Arte (in) common, articulating community actions between people and initiatives based on the creation of care cultures in São Paulo. In his doctoral research he proposed the creation of collaborative audiovisual documentation with collectives in the city of São Paulo, creating an audiovisual collection and the documentary Uncommon.

18:30 Screening of the documentary “Incomuns” , by Isabela Umbuzeiro Valent


For over 25 years, different artistic and cultural collectives in the city of São Paulo have been experimenting with ways of living and creating. Producing theater, dance, performance, photography, video, clinic, music, listening, visual arts and crafts, generate encounters, coexistence and unusual occupations of public spaces in the city. The collectives work especially on aspects related to art and culture, but they also overflow to other initiatives, such as open clinics, support networks and others.

In a collaborative audiovisual workshop, we gathered members of 7 collectives to document how they sustain actions, deal with conflicts and occupy the city: Cia Teatral Ueinzz; Singing Citizen Choir, Dance and Body Expression Workshop - ODEC; Preguiça Collective; Ponto de Cultura É de Lei; Ponto Benedito e; Public Psychoanalysis Clinic.

They are productions of the common, collectively sustained where anyone participates with their differences and singularities. The film portrays the experience of collectives through the views and sensations of the participants.

The narrative reveals innumerable care and support networks, often constituted without financial support, but which persist through living with difference, building a "common", accessing the city, and welcoming everything that they understand. if as unusual.


15:30 - 16:00 Isolation and mental health , with Paulo Amarante,

Paulo Amarante discusses the uses of isolation in the history of mental health care

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Paulo Amarante is a physician, psychiatrist, doctor of public health, researcher at Fiocruz, president of honor of the Brazilian Association of Mental Health (abrasme), author of several books, among which "Crazy for life - the trajectory of psychiatric reform in Brazil "," The Man and the Snake - other stories for psychiatry and madness "," Theory and criticism in mental health "and" Places of memory - stories, tales and chronicles about madness and madness ".

16:00 - 16:10 Video Portrait Display

16:10 - 17:40 Talk: Living and creating in isolation

Researchers address aspects of life and artistic creation in asylums in the 20th century

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Pier Paolo Pizzolato, Graduated in architecture and urbanism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (1997), master's degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (2008) and doctorate in Habitat from the University of São Paulo (2014). He was coordinator of the Architecture and Urbanism course at Centro Universitário de João Pessoa (UNIPÊ), Technical Director I of Complexo Hospitalar do Juquery and assistant coordinator and professor at Universidade Paulista (Campus Jundiaí). Currently divides his activities between teaching at UNIFACISA in Campina Grande and Coordination of courses in Architecture and Urbanism and Interior Design at UNIFAVIP - Wyden in Caruaru. He has experience in Architecture and Urbanism, with an emphasis on theory or design, working mainly following themes: architecture, interventions in historical heritage, and health service projects


João Queiroz, coordinator of Projects and Research at the Bispo Rosario Arte Contemporâmnea Museum. Graduated in Cultural Production at IFRJ and in Psychology at UERJ. Doctor in Social Psychology also at UERJ, his subjects of research interest are the various experiences involving artistic activities carried out at Colônia Juliano Moreira since the 1940s and the process of creating art museums in psychiatric institutions.

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Silvana Jeha, she has a doctorate in history from PUC-Rio and author of the book A history of tattooing in Brazil From the 19th century to the 1970s. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychoanalytic Theory Program at the Institute of Psychology at UFRJ. Researches and writes about the following themes in history: indigenous peoples, slavery, iconography, sailors, tattoos, prostitution, Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Aurora Cursino dos Santos and history of rivers. He works in the field of public history, writing texts and carrying out historical and iconographic research for exhibitions and books.


Mediation: Michelle Louise Guimarães, Museologist at the Osório Cesar Art Museum by the Franco da Rocha City Hall

17:40  Vídeo Apresentação sobre o  3º Festival Soy Loco Por Ti Juquery

18:00  Apresentação de encerramento com Abel Luiz, compositor, arranjador, contador de histórias, diretor musical e multi-instrumentista.

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Criado nas Rodas de Choro, levado por seu avô, Abel Luiz atua no cenário musical como compositor, arranjador, diretor musical e multi-instrumentista.

Em sua carreira, já se apresentou ao lado de artistas como Délcio Carvalho, Dona Ivone Lara, Almir Guineto, entre outros. É um dos fundadores do Samba do Trabalhador, participando como músico, arranjador e compositor do primeiro CD e DVD do mesmo.

Faz a coordenação musical do Bloco Carnavalesco Loucura Suburbana, dispositivo/equipamento de integra ações de cultura, carnaval, território e saúde mental, ao longo de seus 20 anos de atividade.

Atualmente, integra o Projeto Terreiro de Crioulo, Roda de Samba e Feira Cultural; faz parte do Trio Choro Novo, e do Duo Onze Cordas - dedicando-se à diferentes expressões da música popular, instrumental e regional do Brasil, onde música, cultura, saúde, educação e construção de conhecimento sejam pensadas e realizadas de forma integrada e transversal


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18:00 Closing presentation with Abel Luiz , composer, arranger, storyteller, musical director and multi-instrumentalist.

Created in Rodas de Choro, taken by his grandfather, Abel Luiz works in the music scene as a composer, arranger, musical director and multi-instrumentalist.

In his career, he has performed alongside artists such as Délcio Carvalho, Dona Ivone Lara, Almir Guineto, among others. He is one of the founders of Samba do Trabalhador, participating as a musician, arranger and composer of the first CD and DVD of the same.

Makes the musical coordination of the Carnavalesco Block Loucura Suburbana, a device / equipment that integrates cultural, carnival, territory and mental health actions throughout its 20 years of activity.

Currently, he is part of the Terreiro de Crioulo Project, Roda de Samba and Cultural Fair; is part of the Trio Choro Novo, and the Duo Onze Cordas - dedicated to different expressions of popular, instrumental and regional music in Brazil, where music, culture, health, education and knowledge construction are thought and performed in an integrated and transversal way

DIA 1: 23/09
DIA 2: 24/09
DIA 3: 25/09
DIA 4: 26/09
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